Articles by Sirena Rubinoff


10 Tips for Gardening with a Bad Back

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Sep 12, 2010

Gardening is a favorite pastime of many Americans. It is an opportunity to breathe fresh air, beautify your home and exercise your muscles. Back pain, however, can take the joy out...


Use a Mattress Encasement for Bed Bug Prevention

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Aug 05, 2010

Bed bugs are a non-discriminating pest. They live in residences of all kinds – large and small, expensive and cheap – and can cause real problems if not dealt with in a proactive...


How to Find and Eliminate Bed Bugs

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Aug 05, 2010

If you’ve ever woken up with a line of small red bites on your skin, you’ve probably been the victim of bedbugs. These tiny, annoying critters are like little vampires...


Non-Skid Paint

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Aug 05, 2010

Have you ever lost your footing on slippery ground? It’s not a pleasant experience. For most people it is simply embarrassing, but for others it can be dangerous. A bad fall can leave...


How to Choose the Right Circuit Breaker

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Mar 01, 2010

Circuit breakers are a very important part of electrical safety. They control the amount of electricity that is allowed to flow through a building's wiring system. If your building...


Which light bulbs are the most energy-efficient?

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Feb 17, 2010

There are two main types of commercially available energy-efficient light bulbs: LEDs and CFLs. Both are better than traditional incandescent light bulbs when it comes to energy efficiency,...


Identifying and Preventing Pantry Moths

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Feb 17, 2010

No one wants to share their living and eating space with bugs and other pests, but invitation or not, these critters have a way of making our homes into their homes. Pantry moths...


Money-Saving Guide to Packing and Moving

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Nov 29, 2009

Packing up your life and moving is never easy. However, with a solid moving plan in motion, you can focus your moving energy in an organized way so that you can still spend quality...


The Physics of Heat Loss

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Nov 11, 2009

Fall is here. The days are getting shorter and you're probably going to be digging out that winter clothing soon. But before you turn the thermostat up to accommodate the colder weather...


Innovative and Creative Mail Boxes for Under $100

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Nov 01, 2009

Innovative and Creative Mail Boxes If you're looking for an easy way to spruce up the look of your home, take a look at your old home mailbox and decide if you're ready to replace it...